Closings & Cancellations: DE
Campus Closings & Class Cancellations Policy: Delaware Campus
Policy For Cancelling Day Classes:
In the event that it becomes necessary for classes to be cancelled, the
decision to cancel day classes will be made by 6:30am.
Policy For Cancelling Evening Classes:
In the event that it becomes necessary for classes to be cancelled,
the decision to cancel evening classes will be made by 2pm.
The policy for closing the University in an emergency starts with the understanding that all essential areas of the University will be adequately staffed, even if classes are canceled. President Harris will make the decision to cancel day classes by 6:30 AM and will notify the KYW Storm Center in Philadelphia and the Delaware radio stations. The decision to cancel evening classes will be made by 2:00 PM.
If Widener University – Delaware Campus is not broadcast by name or the number used by the KYW Storm Center,
the Delaware Campus is open and all personnel are expected to be present. Anyone unable to report when the University is
open MUST notify his/her dean or department head. The dean or department head should have a backup plan to accommodate
reduced staffing. If a biweekly employee cannot report to work when the University is open, the absence will be treated
as a personal or vacation day.
If you are in doubt as to whether or not the Delaware Campus is closed, please call
the Delaware Campus Information Line at 302-477-2149
(press #5). Inclement weather information will also be available on
The following areas will have personnel on duty even if the day school is closed:
ITS (Computer Labs)
If, because of mechanical failure or weather conditions, the University must be closed during class hours,
the president will make the decision and will notify the director of personnel who will relay the information
to the deans and department heads. If the president is away from the University, the provost will make the decision.